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Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Samurai (Hans Zimmer)

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Where to find the missing track
• Posted by: Thomas   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 1:37 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Pearl Harbor? (Phil)

> Hi all,

> Haha, that's an interesting name for this piece of music. But actually,
> this piece was "borrowed" from Pearl Harbor's scene for the
> Doolittle Raid (launching the US planes off their carrier). So it's hardly
> "Japanese" in that way, I think, but it still represents
> victory, triumph especially in times of battle or preparing for battle, in
> general.

> And it's a really good cue (I used to listen to this often, as I loved the
> militaristic drums leading the way into a glorious finish). I was a *bit*
> surprised to hear Zimmer re-use it, but it was used well and really fit
> the final battle sequence. But I wish it was on the soundtrack itself so
> we could hear exactly how it was re-worked for the "Samurai"
> (out of curiosity, because composing/arranging is just fascinating ).

> Phil

Actually if any of you want the track, it doesn't appear on the soundtrack itself, but it is available on the iTunes music store. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it at, then just go to the soundtrack section of the music store, or put in a search for Hans Zimmer. It's called "The Final Charge", and iTunes is the only place I've seen it.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Pearl Harbor?  (3722 views)
       Miyamoto - Friday, December 5, 2003, at 9:51 p.m.
    •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3618 views)
         Adam - Friday, December 5, 2003, at 11:38 p.m.
      •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3668 views)
           Thomas - Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 12:34 a.m.
        •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3556 views)
             Paul - Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 10:38 p.m.
          •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3665 views)
               Phil - Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 11:56 p.m.
            •      Where to find the missing track  (3632 views)    We're Here
                 Thomas - Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 1:37 p.m.

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